Frida [Blu-ray] [2002]

  • SKU: 4569623
  • Release Date: 01/31/2012
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Salma Hayek conversation
  • Julie Taymore feature commentary
  • AFI Julie Taymor Q&A
  • Bill Moyers' Julie Taymor interview
  • Chavela Vargas interview
  • The vision, design and music of Frida
  • Salma's recording sessins
  • Real locations of Frida's life and art
  • Portrait of an artist
  • 2 visual effects pieces: "Amoeba Proteus", "The Brothers Quay"
  • The voice of Lila Downs

Synopsis


Frida
After being attached to a number of actors, directors, and producers, this long-gestating biography of one of Mexico's most prominent, iconoclastic painters reaches the screen under the guiding hand of producer/star Salma Hayek. Hayek ages some 30 years onscreen as she charts Frida Kahlo's life from feisty schoolgirl to Diego Rivera protégée to world-renowned artist in her own right. Frida details Kahlo's affluent upbringing in Mexico City, and her nurturing relationship with her traditional mother (Patricia Reyes Spindola) and philosophical father (Roger Rees). Having already suffered the crippling effects of polio, Kahlo sustains further injuries when a city bus accident nearly ends her life. But in her bed-ridden state, the young artist produces dozens upon dozens of pieces; when she recovers, she presents them to the legendary -- and legendarily temperamental -- Rivera (Alfred Molina), who takes her under his wing as an artist, a political revolutionary, and, inevitably, a lover. But their relationship is fraught with trouble, as the philandering Rivera traverses the globe painting murals, and Kahlo languishes in obscurity, longing to make her mark on her own. Frida was directed by Julie Taymor, whose Broadway production of The Lion King won her international acclaim. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Salma Hayek
    Salma Hayek - Frida Kahlo
  • Alfred Molina
    Alfred Molina - Diego Rivera
  • Geoffrey Rush
    Geoffrey Rush - Leon Trotsky
  • Ashley Judd
    Ashley Judd - Tina Modotti
  • Antonio Banderas
    Antonio Banderas - David Alfaro Siqueiros



Customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Honest, Brutal, Bittersweet, like the real thing

    Posted
    LunaSol

    5.99!? I demand you all to buy this film now! Its brilliant and pure passion. Frida Kahlo was an enigmatic human being, and her existence was anything but ordinary. It translates into a unique story of one woman's life, her (many) lovers and one great love, the painter Diego Rivera,(wonderfully portrayed by Alfred Molina), her pride for her vibrant culture and country of Mexico, and how she took the many adverse and tragic occurences in her short life and created them into an organic and real passion and art, a colorful life filled with every emotion. Salma Hayek as Frida was a superb choice, as Salma's empathy and love for Frida truly translates through into her portrayal. I'm one of the many who look at Frida Kahlo and her bittersweet life with awe and admiration, and I adore this movie and have watched it countless times, noticing new surprises and taking in the details I already know and have obsessed over, for it is such an artfully done film that explores the depths without taking away all the mystery of the strange allure that IS Frida Kahlo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great story

    Posted
    DannyBotz
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    Frieda is the story of the painter, Frida Kahlo. She was from Mexico, and lived through an interesting period of time. I recommend this film; it's a great biography.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My wife loves it

    Posted
    RAM12345
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    I bought this DVD for my wife she watched it over and over. I am still hoping to see it when she gets done with it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome movie

    Posted
    garrett878
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    I freaking love this movie. I had to watch this movie for a college final and I loved this movie,well crafted and great acting

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely worth watching

    Posted
    BigN8Mac
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    Great to see an incredibly important artist get some recognition for her work. Good movie and overall very well told.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Samsung
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    Selma did a great job. I can watch this movie over and over again. Must watch!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must watch

    Posted
    Saballr
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    Amazing movie. One of Selmas best movies. Best buy in a long time!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    dd0531
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    Everyone should see this movie. Compelling story of courage.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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